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Celebrations of the Word for Holy Week 2020 For Households and Families

Due to the COVID-19 crises which has prevented the faithful from participating at the Holy Week liturgies in their parishes, these sample prayer services have been adapted from various texts and rituals of Holy Week to allow households the opportunity to celebrate with the Church these sacred days of the year. They are note intended to replace the liturgies if available, or the Church’s Liturgy of the Hours when the faithful have the ability and access to participate. … View or download



While all Masses are closed to the public until further notice, Father Scott and Father Mark will live stream the 10:00 a.m. Holy Mass on the St. Mary Basilica FaceBook page and greenwavesports.live. Please join in each Sunday!

Also, our priests will offer the Sunday Mass for the intentions of our parishioners and will offer a Mass each day for the intentions listed on the back inside page of the bulletin.


New Public Health Concerns Page – Coronavirus

Due to the public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the diocese has a Public Health Concerns page that we will update as more information becomes available. Please visit and see the directives concerning the coronavirus from Bishop Joseph Kopacz.



During this Coronavirus pandemic, we ask our parishioners to remember to send in their regular donations to help with our parish’s weekly operating costs (either mail to 107 S. Union St., Natchez, MS 39120 or use the drop box by the Rectory front door.)

We now have online giving, with the assistance of ParishSOFT’s Church Management Software

The church office remains open, but please try to handle all business by telephone (601.445.5616) or Email. We pray that everyone stays healthy during this difficult time.

Protection of Children

The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.

Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents … Continue reading

Invitation RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

A study of Catholic beliefs and practices including the Church Creed, sacraments, worship, prayer, morality and commandments. No charge … Download pdf file for more information.

The Saints of the Basilica

Linked Text Saints biographical sketches, presented by the Liturgy Commission … Read more

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God’s Great Yes to Humanity

By Bishop Robert Barron – April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday represents God’s great yes to humanity. Throughout history, humanity has turned its back on God, but the Lord has constantly sent rescue operations to bring us back into community with him. The Resurrection of Christ is the definitive rescue operation and is our great hope for salvation.

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Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency

By Bishop Robert Barron – April 2, 2020
The coronavirus and other catastrophes are but dramatic examples of a general truth about the nature of things, a truth that we all know in our bones but that we choose, typically, to cover up or overlook.

Tour of Ireland with Father O'Connor

Tour of Ireland with Father O'Connor
Father David O'Connor, pastor emeritus at St. Mary Basilica and Assumption Church, Natchez, will lead a ten day group trip to Ireland in June. He said "The group (limited to 40 people) will depart from Jackson international airport for Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, June 20 and will return from Dublin to Jackson on Tuesday, June 30. He added "the tour, a guided tour of many of Ireland's historic and scenic places, will take us to four great cities (Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Kilkenny) and to picturesque parts of rural Ireland, great coastlines, the great Marian shrine of Knock, interesting small towns and my home village church where I was baptized." … Read more

Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. … Father Ron's column

Catechism of the Catholic Church

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.

“In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can
perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God.”
Pope John Paul II

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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“It isn't like a light switch, on and off.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci about what it will take to open America
back up after the coronavirus pandemic.

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